Paper Container Water Boiling

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Scouts are challenged to find the most effective method of boiling water, with the main container being made of paper.


Paper, Tea-Light, Skewers, String, etc.


With plentiful supplies of the listed resources, Scouts are challenged to boil enough water for a hot chocolate (nobody says the whole batch has to be boiled at once!) Ideally, each patrol should be provided with origami instructions for a different type of container to be made from the paper - it's up to them to use the other equipment to safely support the container over the tea-light.


  • fire
  • Fire Safety
  • paper
  • paper baskets
  • pioneering
  • pioneering knots lashings
  • water
  • Water activities
  • Water games

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